Saturday, 8 December 2012

La Porte Noire

I got to fulfil my insatiable penchant for festive wreathery on black doors once more this week, when a client rang for a chic and elegant bespoke wreath to correspond with her existing planters.

After hanging the wreath on the door, I stepped inside where one furry resident layed on the floor, with all four legs in the air while I gave him a tummy rub!

 
You can see more of our Christmas wreaths or order a bespoke design
by following the shop links on the right of this page.
 
Please note, tummy rubs do not come as standard with each delivery
from The Magical Christmas Wreath Company! x

55 comments:

  1. Paul, too cute! A beautiful wreathe indeed and I love Le Porte Noir

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. Thanks Karena. Yes I just had a haircut.....oh the wreath is cute, Oh OK I thought you meant me for a minute sorry ;)

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  2. What a stunning entry - I'd say it is worthy of your beautiful work.
    xo,
    Phylis

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    1. Thanks Phylis. I thought you'd approve of the door:)

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  3. Your client has great taste. I admire the symmetry of her planters with the beautiful bespoke wreath you created. Then I also like the symmetry of her matching outdoor lights. Altogether it is so elegant.

    Oh Paul, her dog LIKES you! Dogs are the best gauge of human character. They know right away if a person is good or bad, Barkley is like that too. Dogs get excited when they know the person is good and the opposite if they don't like them or if the person doesn't like them. So most of the times I have to stop Barkley from his excitement. So funny! Just be thankful,that the dog was not in a bad mood or want to chase you out of there. He must have sensed all of your excitement! :)

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    1. Thanks Pamela, I'm very dog friendly, only ever been seen off by one foamy-mouthed alsatian during my visits. Apparently, he wasn't a fan of christmas!

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  4. What?!? No tummy rubs included?!? Hm, here I was, having pondered a large order of your beautiful wreaths.. but now.... I am not so sure anymore! :-)

    Jokes aside, another stunning, stunning wreath and a glorious entrance. Matching wreaths with planters, now, that's my kind of thinking. I have been known to try to match and coordinate to the point where the rest of the family just shake their heads in disbelief... Just like a friend of mine, who has been known to buy one particular pack of biscuits because the colour of the packaging matched her kitchen décor at that moment...

    Well, enough match-babbling. Wishing you a relaxing Sunday!
    Helena

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    1. Cheers Helena. The lady of the house inspired us with her absolute love of Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' the client always gets what the client wants.... apart from tummy rubs, you have to have four legs, a waggy tail and a hairy face for that:)

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  5. Hi Paul,
    The wreath looks stunning.
    What fun to see inside these super chic homes as part of your job! Only nosey people apply!
    Have a lovely day,
    Liz x

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    1. No time allocated for noseying Mademoiselle Liz I run a tight ship here, eyes front, no dilly-dallying, spit-spot!:)

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  6. That is one hell os a swellelegant entrance but only more fab by your wreath.

    xo jane

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    1. Thank you Jane, Happy Christmas to you and those wildcats!

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  7. Dear Paul - Mr. Magic definitely at work here - La Porte Noire is very sophisticated - your wreath completes a perfect doorway.

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    1. Thanks you very much Rosemary. And for my next trick I will completely dissap...

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  8. So handsome! What type of plant is in the planters? I just posted a photo of a swag I made on our black door! Hope you are enjoying your busy season!

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    1. Thanks Cindy, The evergreen shrubs are Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'. One of my favourites:)

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  9. Gorgeous! It's perfect. I'm seriously thinking of painting my door black now, which means I would have to paint the rest of my house and remove my really cool storm door because that would hide my new black door...oh forget it, this is just too complicated. I'll just pop over to your blog instead.

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    1. Pop over anytime you like Amelia. The black high gloss door is always open at the Magical Christmas Wreath Company Blog:)

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  10. Paul, this is just so elegant. I think it would be difficult to achieve this look if you were not a bit restrained, it is wonderful.
    Happy Holidays, darling...

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  11. Just lovely Paul! You are really talented!

    Enjoy your week.

    Madelief

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    1. Thank you Madelief you are very kind, I am so pleased that you like the wreath:)

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  12. This has had me considering painting my front door black, I'v been thinking about it all week now

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  13. Ooh I've got skimmia too - it's two posts back.

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    1. I love those little pine outfits that you dressed your Skimmia in.

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  14. You have the most posh clients, Sir Paul :) Another beautiful wreath!! Very tailored and stylish.
    Loi

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    1. Cheers Loi. It could be perhaps my favourite wreath of the season:)

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  15. Gosh, this looks gorgeous. Makes my whippy little 'rustic' willow wreath look rather sad! What a talent you have.

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    1. I love those willow wreaths Jane even better when they are home made:)

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  16. I bet you could get a pretty penny for a tummy rub, canine OR feline or otherwise! I love the 6 on the door. btw..speaking of 6..that's how many times I had to read this to "get it"...except for the tummy rub part...I got that because I long for it!

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    1. Glad you 'Got it'. Thought of you this week when the Christmas music got a little funky. We had a soul train Christmas special going on right here!

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  17. Wow Paul, your wreaths are truly beautiful. I have not seen anything like them at all in the states. Love the tummy rubs...I knew you were that kind of guy. :) You must be swamped right now! Hope you are enjoying the season too..Though you had time for a Christmas dinner so that's good!

    xx
    Kim

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    1. Hi Kim, we are really swamped and enjoying it too, carols playing, a carpet of pine needles, boxes of wreaths and festive handmade goodies stacked up and being shipped daily, it's wonderful.

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  18. Hi Paul - Wish Torquay wasn't so far from London then I could stop by to say hello and view your beautiful wreaths close up! I'd also buy some candles - I have a penchant for really lovely ones burning around the house. Right now my kitchen candle is Blackcurrant and tomato - definately a keeper - and it's from Devon. Must try to get more of these.Heading home next week and am excited.

    Have a wonderful Christmas season - sending best wishes and many blessings for the coming year.

    Hugs, mince pies and tummy rubs!!!

    -Mary-

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    1. Hello Mary, I accidentally deleted your comment but managed to cut and paste above from my phone.

      I think I may have sampled that candle before it has blends the scent of tomato leaves, lovely!

      Hope you are having a great time in Devon enjoying lots of cream teas. Have a fab Christmas.

      Paul:)

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  19. Hi Paul-- your holiday wreaths are so splendid and beautiful-- perfect on this lovely black door. So even if I don't get a tummy rub- will you at least deliver mine in person???

    Happy Holidays my friend--
    Vicki

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  20. Hi Paul,
    Seem to have missed your post. Probably in a haze of Whisky fumes up here in Scotland :-)

    Beautiful wreath a I too am a lover of the black door. Can I get a tummy rub please!

    Are you slowing down a bit now or s in the throes of a hectic season?
    Much love
    Di
    xxxx

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    1. Hello Di, sounds like you are having a great time. Things are always busy for us right up to Christmas Eve, quite a lot of regular customers like us to wait to make their garlands, wreaths and centrepieces this week.
      Lots of Christmas wishes your way. Have a wee dram for me. Xx

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    2. I'll raise a glass to you tonight Paul!
      Di
      xxxx

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  21. Such a beautiful wreath...
    I wanted to wish you a very happy Christmas Paul.. Enjoy the holidays... xv

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    1. Thanks Vicki, I'm glad you like it. Wherever you are this Christmas have a Joyeux Noël!x

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  22. What a beautiful entryway, made lovelier by your pretty wreath!

    Kat

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    1. Hi Kat, Thank you very much, it is indeed a lovely entryway. Here's wishing you a wonderful Christmas. X

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  23. Dear Magical Paul,
    We got delivered our beautiful wreath and candles today by your friendly elf.

    The wreath is so beautiful and make my eyes tearly. This is a real fantacy. The lovely winter scenely in the forest are on this wreath. The scent of candles are wonderfully elegant. The magic of those two worked instantly and our house transfomed to Christmas merrily.

    Thank you so much. I will send you the photos of your wreath in our place later.
    Please say hello to your friendly elf.
    M xxx

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    1. Dear M, A, A & R. We are so pleased that you are enjoying your wreath and candles. Thank you for your loyal custom and generous friendship. We send Lots of Christmas wishes to you and your family this December. Please say hello to 'The Golden Goose'!
      Paul & the Elves. X

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  24. the door and wreath are fabulous. just here from tabitha's description of your christmas candle. both are gorgeous. xo

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    1. Thanks for popping over to say hello, any friend of Tabitha is welcome here. xo

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  25. Mr Paulius Lovelius - thank you!

    I'm just back from a jaunt at Claridge's, and found something lovely on the doorstep!
    http://bourbonandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/things-i-almost-bought-in-london.html?showComment=1355855627656

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    1. I'm giddy with your gorgeous description. Merry Christmas Tabitha. x

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  26. Paul- the magical day of Christmas is almost here-- I'm just sending you a special Christmas hug--
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  27. Paul,
    I need to order one of your scrumptious and magical christmas wreaths for 2013.
    pve

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